News Story


Santa Paula - Two Arrested for Narcotics Activity
4/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


Nature of Incident:

Narcotics Arrests

Report Number:



1200 block E. Ventura St, Santa Paula

Date & Time:

April 17, 2014. 1730 hours

Unit(s) Responsible:

Ventura Sheriff's Narcotics Bureau, West County Street Team and the Santa Paula Police Department

(S)uspects, (V)ictims, (P)arty, (D)ecedent

City of Residence


Jose Campos

Chonita (Connie) Castillo

Santa Paula

Santa Paula





     After receiving information of possible methamphetamine sales occurring at a residence in Santa Paula, detectives conducted an investigation resulting in the arrest of two suspects and seizing narcotics.


     Narcotics investigators received information from multiple sources that Jose Campos and Chonita 'Connie' Castillo were selling methamphetamine from their residence in the 1200 block of East Ventura St, Santa Paula. A subsequent investigation led to the issuance of a search warrant for Campos, the residence and his vehicles.

     On April 17, detectives observed Campos and Castillo drive away from their residence. They were detained and the search warrant was served. Campos was found to be in possession of in excess of $5000.00 cash and was also in possession of over one and one half ounces of methamphetamine. The search of the residence and vehicles revealed nearly one half ounce of heroin, another one quarter ounce of methamphetamine, and one half ounce of marijuana.

     Campos was arrested for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana for sale, transportation of those substances, and violation of parole. Castillo was also arrested for conspiracy to possess methamphetamine for sale.

     Both were booked into the Sheriff's Main Jail. Campos' bail was set at $250,000.00, Castillo's bail was set at $75,000.00. 


     The West County Street Team is made up of Sheriff's Office and Santa Paula Police Department narcotics detectives working cooperatively in the investigation of narcotics offenses occurring in the western portion of Ventura County.

Prepared by:

Sergeant Mike Horne


Media Release Date:

April 18, 2014


Follow-Up Contact:

Sgt. Eric Buschow



Approved by:

Captain Rob Davidson